Whilst training with Vivien Batchelder, Katie successfully auditioned for the National Youth Ballet and the Royal Ballet School Associate programme. She attended weekly lessons at White Lodge in Richmond Park and Covent Garden when at the age of 16 she gained a scholarship to train with the English National Ballet School.
Katie completed her teacher training at Deborah Capon College and holds her Licentiate in Ballet under the instruction of Vivienne Saxton as well as holding DDE Modern and Tap.
Katie is an Approved tutor for the DDE teaching qualification and has trained students to become qualified ballet teachers.
Katie is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and is also qualified to teach the Progressing Ballet Technique Syllabus.
Katie runs her own dance school in Bedford and also teaches at Leanne Hughes Theatre School in Leighton Buzzard.
Katie is very passionate about delivering the classical ballet classes at Arts1 and enjoys nurturing the students skills.